TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members, Mrs Myra Alexander of Eastwood Court Care Home, Giffnock. Mrs Alexander’s funeral is still to be arranged. Please remember Mrs Alexander’s family and friends in your prayers.
THERE WILL BE A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE LIFE OF BILL ALLAN on Tuesday 30th May at 10.30am here at Greenbank. Please remember Bill’s family and friends in your prayers.
WE WELCOME Martin Bennie as our organist this morning.
NEXT SUNDAY, 4TH JUNE, THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at 10.30am, and 6.30pm with an All Age Communion and Prayers for Healing. After these services there will be a retiring offering on behalf of Crossreach. Our Preparatory Service will be held on Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm.
THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE KIRK SESSION ON MONDAY 5TH JUNE. Papers are now available in the Centenary chapel for those who have not received them by e-mail. The Kirk Session will also meet on FRIDAY, 2ND JUNE at 7.15pm for the purpose of admitting new communicants. THE APRIL PRESBYTERY REPORT is also available in the Centenary Chapel for those who have not received it by email.
THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY of next week, 9.15am to 1.45pm.
SPILL THE BEANS – Spill the Stories – *PLEASE HAND IN YOUR LEAFLET TODAY! If you still need a leaflet they are available at the front of the church. When you have completed the leaflet please either put it in the box provided in the Centenary chapel, put it through Greenbank halls’ letterbox or hand it in at the church office.
Spill the beans is a worship and learning resource based on the Narrative Lectionary which is produced by a resource team from the Church of Scotland. The team is considering what they are going to do in the next few years and is wondering if they should now be offering material for stories that are either not heard very often or stories that are so familiar that they are just part of our spiritual bread and butter. We are invited to return the leaflet which you were handed in the way into church last week, with our 5 favourite stories and the 5 stories we hear least in church. The team hopes to shape future resources round these suggestions.
DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept today please.
SHAWL MINISTRY the next shawl ministry meeting will take place on 12th August not 5th August as originally planned.
CLARKSTON COMMUNITY CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT – Wednesday 14th June @ 7.30pm in Greenbank. Tickets £5.
SNAP YOUTH CLUB VOLUNTEERS – Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help out with SNAP Community Youth Club. Can I offer apologies to those whom it has taken a while to contact – this was not intentional, and was due to several reasons, one of which was some technical issues with our emails. Hopefully, by the time you read this, you will have been contacted by our Committee to check if, or when, you are available to help between now and the end of June.
It remains our intention to have a rota for volunteers for after the summer break so that people are only on duty e.g. for 1 week out of 8. This rota will be drawn up and distributed as soon as possible. It will also be printed in the Good Neighbour. Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Helen Howard 585 7909 Email: email@example.com
VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. A new list is available in the Centenary Chapel and if you would be willing to read the lesson please add your name and telephone number to the service of your choice. You will be contacted on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings.
THE SOCIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE has trialled afternoon teas in various locations and feels this is something that is worthwhile continuing in an effort to help combat loneliness in our community, particularly amongst the elderly. Volunteers from the congregation are required for this initiative, namely drivers, servers and bakers. If you would like to volunteer please add your name to the list in the Centenary Chapel or contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 644 1841.
GREENBANK WALKING GROUP – The next walk will be on Saturday 10 June, taking the form of a circular route from Dunblane to Kilbryde, about 5.5 miles in length. It crosses a very scenic part of the country and is on tarmac throughout, so strong walking shoes should be sufficient. We will be leaving from the church at 9.30am and you are very welcome to join us. Please call Jane Livingston (586 6272) or Helen Millar (644 1266) to confirm.
If anyone has any INK CARTRIDGES to RECYCLE for Christion Aid, would they please put them in the labelled bin in the corridor By the hall. (N.B. Epson and unspecified makes cannot be recycled). Many thanks, Audrey Thomson.
GLASGOW NORTH EAST FOODBANK has an ever increasing demand on its resources and is running critically short of several items of food; Required items: Tinned tomatoes, UHT milk, UHT fruit juice, Tinned soup, Tinned vegetables, Tinned fruit and Rice pudding. Alex Howie.
223RD BOYS’ BRIGADE ANNUAL JUMBLE SALE, Greenbank Church halls, Saturday, 10th June 10am -12noon.
CHURCH CAR TRANSPORT – another driver required asap. – call Bill Robertson on 585 0008.
ANNUAL BOWLS TOURNAMENT, Saturday, 10th June, 2pm at Giffnock Bowling Club. A mixed triples game. Entry is £5 all welcome to play. Entries to Bill Robertson on 585 0008 or Sadie Gould on 571 8808 by the end of May.
ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN OR KNOW MORE ABOUT GREENBANK or knows someone who would appreciate a visit from the Minister in hospital or wishes to be prayed for, is invited to fill out one of the POSTCARDS placed on the pew boards. Completed postcards can be handed to welcome team members at the church door or posted through the letterbox at the entrance to the halls.
NB: IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE LIFE SPAN OF OUR DRAINS AND DRIVE WAY SURFACE, VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CHURCH IS ONLY FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND THOSE DELIVERING ITEMS TO THE CHURCH AND HALLS. YOUR SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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